WILLCOX, Ariz. — At approximately 7:23 a.m., Tuesday, a box truck was struck by another semi-trailer transporting liquid ammonia on Interstate 10.
The incident transpired on the eastbound lanes, just east of the turnoff for Highway 191 when the semi-trailer driver experienced a medical emergency and collided with the box truck.
The passenger of the box truck lost their life, while the driver sustained severe injuries and is currently listed in critical condition.
The driver of the semi-trailer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
No further details are available.
Thoughts on Fatal Accident Involving Two Large Trucks
Whenever large trucks crash into other vehicles (including other large trucks), and the impact results in serious injuries or death, a thorough investigation must take place by trained professionals to ensure wrongdoing is identified and corrected and innocent motorists receive fair justice. Examining all the facts that led to the accident is the only way to hold all liable parties responsible and for victims to receive the justice they deserve.
We don’t know all the details that led to this tragic incident. All we know is that the semi-trailer driver suffered some type of medical emergency and crashed into a box truck, fatally injuring the passenger and critically injuring the driver. Was the driver’s illness sudden, or was he driving even though he didn’t feel well? Did he work for a trucking company with a “no excuses” attitude towards delivery deadlines and feel pressure to drive while feeling ill? Answers to these questions may lead to additional parties sharing liability in this crash.
While we wait for answers, one thing is for certain: the victims of this crash and their families deserve answers and justice for the pain and suffering they are enduring.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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